Welcome to the website of Church of the Palms, a part of the United Methodist Church, where we believe a life connected to God, and a life connected to one another, is the most meaningful life there is!
On Sunday, January 25, Pastor Pete Berntson continued the sermon series "Seeing the Light." Listen now as Joanne Rodriguez Jonah 3:1-5, 10; and Mark 1:14-20 followed by Pastor Pete's message "Follow!"
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Join us on January 28, at 7 p.m. at Lib Sanders' home for a mini-study of some extraordinary women of the Bible! We will be using John MacArthur's book, Twelve Extraordinary Women: How God Shaped Women of the Bible, and What He Wants to Do with You.
RSVP Lib Sanders at 843-705-9898 by January 27 for a gate pass. Call Vera Yancey at 843-706-9334 for more info.
The Brothers! start a new study of the Gospel according to Mark. Mark is understood to be the first gospel written and focuses on Jesus as the servant savior.
The Brothers! meet Thursday morning at the church building. A light breakfast is served promptly at 8 a.m. that is enjoyed along with introductions and fellowship. At 8:30 a.m. Pastor Pete leads the men in a short Bible study and the group dismissed with prayer promptly by 9 a.m.
Additional details on The Brothers! available online.
Parents of Bluffton Middle School students! Come to the school media center on January 29, from 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. to discover ways to help your child be successful in Middle School and beyond.
Explore current programs: Organizational groups, mentoring, peer tutoring, after school tutoring, path time groups, community support.
Child care and snacks provided.
Brothers Too!, an early Saturday morning breakfast and Bible study with Pastor Pete, continue January 31 at 7:30 a.m. at the church building.
Never too late to join this study, the group will pick up the study of Luke at Luke 24. John McMullan will facilitate.
Meeting every other Saturday, this time of fellowship starts with breakfast from 7:30 a.m. – 8 a.m. followed by a Bible study until 8:30 a.m. Open to all men, this new opportunity is especially designed for those still working or with other obligations during the week.Read more...
On Sunday, February 1, at 10:30 a.m. a visitor from the past - Eve - will be present. You won't want to miss her! Have you ever wondered what Eve's side of the story might be? Well, this southern Belle (Eve was created in south Eden!) will tell the story from her perspective.
Luella Krieger, from Visitor's From the Past ministries, will share her impersonation of Eve. You will laugh at her description of all those events of so long ago but you will also gain some new insights into the heart of Father God as He dealt with His disobedient children.
A free will love offering in support of Luella and Jim Krieger will be received at the conclusion of the service. Checks should be made payable to "Visitors of the Past" rather than to Church of the Palms. A time of fellowship following the service will allow time with Luella.
Church of the Palms is building stronger connections with Access Network so that we might be of greater help to them in their mission to serve our neighbors.
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January 4 - February 15
Guest: Luella Krieger
Focusing on what Matters
Going Up To Come Down
1425 Okatie Highway
Okatie SC 29909
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Alternate mail address:
PO Box 2807
Bluffton SC 29910
A Stephen Ministry Congregation
"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase"
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
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